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Croy Hill

Altar (Roman)

Site Name Croy Hill

Classification Altar (Roman)

Canmore ID 45876

Site Number NS77NW 11

NGR NS 7348 7640

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council North Lanarkshire
  • Parish Cumbernauld
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cumbernauld And Kilsyth
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS77NW 11 7348 7640.

(NS 7348 7640) Roman Altar found AD 1913 (NAT)

OS 6" map (1968)

A small rough, Roman altar, measuring 1'1 3/4" x 7 3/4", was found in 1913 rather less than 100 yds S of Croy Hill fort. It was donated to the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, with the small base on which it had stood. It was dedicated to Mars, and its inscription reads: "MAR(T)I. CDB.VS".

G Macdonald 1934; F Haverfield 1913

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